Included Meals: Breakfast
Good morning travellers! Here comes your first morning in Saint Petersburg. Breakfast will be ready for you at the hotel to get you ready for the day ahead. Today, you may choose to spend the day exploring the city or shopping at your own pace, you may also join the group for an optional excursion to Peter and Paul Fortress with Hermitage Museum. The excursion starts with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, built by Peter the Great to defend the city against the Swedes. The fortress was used as a military base and also a political prison in the 19th Century. The great Cathedral was the first stone church to be built in the city and is the burial place of Russia’s tsars from Peter the Great onwards. After lunch, you will explore The Hermitage Museum, a definite must-visit in Saint Petersburg and one of the greatest palaces and art museums in the world, it contains thousands of priceless works of art from around the world, including masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Manet, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso and many other great artists, as well as ceramics, jewellery and archaeological artefacts, weapons, suits of armour, and much more. After an eventful day, you will head back to the hotel in Saint Petersburg to spend the night.
Peter and Paul Fortress